Turkish Oud

Turkish Oud

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Realistic and detailed Virtual Oud Instrument

This Kontakt library, produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, sets a new standard for depth, playability, and realism in non-Western sampled instruments. Impact Soundworks are delighted to present Plectra Series 4 - the most realistic and playable virtual oud ever released.

The history of the oud extends back to antiquity, having been referenced in writings over 1,000 years old. It is a fretless, stringed instrument that has been used in both Middle Eastern and European music for many centuries, and is now played all over the world. The instrument we sampled is a custom-made, double soundboard Turkish oud by Faruk Türünz. The instrument was performed by Stelios Varveris and recorded with pristine Neumann & AKG mics through an SSL console in a treated studio room.

Key Features

  • 3,860 x 24bit recordings with 2 mics
  • All strings chromatically sampled
  • 4x dynamics / 4x RR per key
  • Up & downstrokes
  • Sustain, hammer-on, pull-off
  • Tremolo, glissando, vibrato
  • Full control of string, articulation, stroke
  • Intelligent voicing + fretting engine
  • Microtuning with presets and oriental scales
  • Major, minor, and fifth chords

Interface & Engine

Turkish Oud GUI

The goal in creating this library was to produce an incredibly intuitive instrument that simply sounds great out of the box. The powerful script engine seamlessly voices notes and chords - no complex keyswitches required. Advanced users can delve into the gorgeous, inspiring user interface for custom mix controls like microphone blend, EQ, compression, and reverb, and microtuning presets can be used to achieve incredibly authentic performances.

Turkish Oud GUI 2

The instrument also boasts a powerful microtuning engine, with adjustments of up to a quarter tone per note. This page includes a dropdown menu with preset tunings of various authentic tuning styles. Additionally, you can change the root note of your microtuning configuration, and if instead of prepared tunings, you wish to invoke microtuning on the fly, you can simply turn the key knob to the "custom" setting; this will enable bottom octave latching keyswitches for on-the-fly microtuning. In this mode, all notes that are microtuned are tuned down a full quarter tone.


 Ratings

The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

4.0 of 5  
05.10.2019 Sprache: deutsch

Sehr detailliert gesampelte Library, die kaum Wünsche offen lässt, wenn man dieses Instrument sucht. Das Handling ist an manchen Stellen jedoch ein bisschen counterintuitiv.

5.0 of 5  
01.03.2017 Language: englisch

Writing music with the Turkish Oud , adds so much depth and texture to my work, the richness of sound is superb.The articulations line up perfectly with what my mind's ear is composing, so now I'm not concerned about the quality of sound coming from the instrument, only about the content, and style of my composition. Thanks

5.0 of 5  
11.11.2016 Language: englisch

Best yet

 Requirements

Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt

Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:

Mac:

  • macOS 10.13-11 (newest update)
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Windows:

  • Windows 7-10
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

Legacy Versions:

If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

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